I know, you’ve spent all that back breaking time in the garden, tilling the soil, weeding and watering, proudly growing your own food and what do you end up with???
You glutton for punishment you. You end up with a glut!! Ok, those first pickings where a joy. Boasting to your friends over Sunday lunch served with your home grown veg, but after the fourth meal served with a side of courgettes you are begining to have had enough.
Let me see if I can help you with your problem. Below I have given you a couple of recipes and a few suggestions on what you can turn your excess of courgettes into.
COURGETTE & CARROT SALAD. GF/ DF/ V Serves 4-6 Allergens: Nuts
4, Large Courgettes, Very thinly sliced. ( Use a mandolin )
2, Large Carrots, Scrubbed and either thinly sliced or cut into match sticks.
8, tbspns Home made french dressing.
Combine the above together in a large serving bowl & allow to stand for a few hours.
When ready to serve add:
100g Pitted Black Olives
100g Pine nuts
Large hand full of fresh oregano, chopped
100g Shaved Parmesan cheese.
Serve as a light lunch with crusty homemade granary bread, as a starter or as a side dish to accompany a meal.
If you have a fancy for some hot courgettes
1 tbspn Rapeseed oil in a wok
4 Chunky sliced Courgettes
2, Cloves Garlic, Crushed
Handful of Mint & Lemon Thyme finely chopped
Shake to coat the veg. Cover & cook over a medium heat, for 5 mins shaking occasionally
Serve sprinkled with lemon juice, chopped mint & lemon thyme & seasoning.
Other suggestions you may want to try:
Courgette & Feta Fritters
Courgette & Mushroom Fritatta
Courgette & Oregano Jelly. Lovely with Lamb
Well guys. That’s all for now, until next time when the subject of gluts will be tomatoes.